Commuters were stranded for more than three hours on a GO Train before a police marine unit arrived. All 1,400 passnegers were rescued by about 1 a.m. (Mark Blinch/Reuters)
Toronto police and firefigthers have rescued some 1,400 people from a commuter train that had become stranded on tracks — with water up to the windows — after a record rainfall pounded the city and slowed the evening commute.
Police helped get people off the stranded train until early Tuesday morning. (Matt Llewellyn/CBC)A month’s worth of rain fell on Toronto in just a few hours, creating flash flooding and leaving some tracks that GO Trains use covered in water.A rush-hour train that was bound for Richmond Hill saw water seep onto its lower level and passengers take refuge on its upper deck.
Mike Li, a commuter, told The Canadian Press the GO Transit train became stuck after trying to back away from the water pooling on a section of track.
“People take it for what it’s worth, but some are frustrated too,” he said………[ Read more ]